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#116743 Aug 23rd, 2007 at 07:41 AM
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I had bought a bunch of bags of gladiola bulbs on clearance late spring - 15 bulbs for 75 cents, and planted 1/2 of them here, and half at my parents' house. Mine are just now coming into bloom.

I'm not all that thrilled with this yellow - the picture on the bags was much more vibrant -
but it's not the worst flower I've ever seen...
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And here is the only pink one that has a bloom stalk, about to open any day now if we ever get to see the sun again -
it's been cloudy and rainy for 6 days now!
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Anyone else still have these flowers blooming to share here?


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#117048 Aug 23rd, 2007 at 12:23 PM
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alankhart #117173 Aug 23rd, 2007 at 04:56 PM
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Very nice pics, I haven't planted them in years.

I remember a time when I used to wait for them to come up in spring and gave up replanting, little did I know they needed to be lifted and replanted every year in my zone lol


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Sunflowers #117242 Aug 23rd, 2007 at 06:23 PM
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I just bought some seeds from Silverhill for three native southern African fall growing species. My father grew and loved the garden hybrids/cultivars/whatevers. He always had the pink ones, too. I hope it gets sunny enough for yours to open, Lynne. I know what you mean about it being too cloudy for the blossoms recently. I have an echinopsis hybrid blooming for the first time. It put out the flower stalk on my windowsill where it lives, but wouldn't open it until I put it under lights!


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I'll have to look silverhill up.........Thx

I have a bag of blues I planted later,they are still sprouting and half the bag is sprouting later. no bloom stalks yet.I think I said sometime after sept 17th.I have a pink finishing up blooming was on its last flower yesterday.
I grew a good yellow this year.Jacksonville gold (search back forum for gladiolus post in here and in propagation)I'd share a yellow,but was some red with them so don't know which is which now,but can next year...but a good yellow is jacksonville gold.
I get to leave mine in ground.


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njoynit #118637 Aug 26th, 2007 at 08:48 AM
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The ones at the community garden here (mostly white) have done blooming, and so are most of the ones I see, the church alter flower arrangements used white glads, so that must mean they are just about the peak blooming time (though I though it was a few weeks ago)


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Hi Plants n Pots, I think that is a fantastic yellow glad. Thanks for the picture.


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Thanks Tammy! It's just that I was expecting something much brighter and sunnier if you know what I mean.

This is the pink one finally in full bloom - now that's a color I love!
Just wish more of them made it - this is the only one and it's very droopy.
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#120113 Aug 28th, 2007 at 06:47 PM
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so pretty. I have some pretty ones that Cindy sent me. They may not bloom this year - too dry.




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alan, so pretty. And I like that yellow color.





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